How Orthodontics Improve Overall HealthApril 27, 2020 Image Credit:
When people think about orthodontics, we often think about straight, beautiful teeth! And while this goal can indeed be met through the use of orthodontic treatment, braces can help achieve even more. For example, orthodontics can improve your speech and bite by aligning your teeth correctly and it’s even been found that orthodontic treatment has been linked with your dental and overall health as well! Below are a few of the recent associations between dental health and the health of your entire body:
- Oral bacteria can infect the arterial cells in your heart and weaken the walls of the heart.
- Loose teeth are a warning sign of impending osteoporosis, which weakens the bones.
- Oral inflammation and swelling have been linked to clogged arteries.
- Some studies suggest women with gum disease are more likely than those without gum disease to deliver preterm, low-weight babies.